HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County man was among the 12 new COVID-19 deaths reported in West Virginia on Wednesday.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed the death of the 91-year-old man, the 171st virus death in Cabell County. There have been 2,707 deaths statewide.

There were 405 new cases of COVID-19 reported, for a total of 154,956.

Total cases per county are: Barbour (1,416), Berkeley (12,221), Boone (1,988), Braxton (907), Brooke (2,180), Cabell (8,634), Calhoun (290), Clay (478), Doddridge (580), Fayette (3,406), Gilmer (802), Grant (1,271), Greenbrier (2,751), Hampshire (1,784), Hancock (2,781), Hardy (1,504), Harrison (5,632), Jackson (2,050), Jefferson (4,548), Kanawha (14,760), Lewis (1,171), Lincoln (1,452), Logan (3,058), Marion (4,352), Marshall (3,392), Mason (1,992), McDowell (1,550), Mercer (4,752), Mineral (2,833), Mingo (2,533), Monongalia (9,138), Monroe (1,118), Morgan (1,148), Nicholas (1,624), Ohio (4,167), Pendleton (699), Pleasants (864), Pocahontas (662), Preston (2,855), Putnam (5,065), Raleigh (6,669), Randolph (2,548), Ritchie (695), Roane (609), Summers (812), Taylor (1,214), Tucker (524), Tyler (693), Upshur (1,850), Wayne (3,055), Webster (474), Wetzel (1,304), Wirt (415), Wood (7,713) and Wyoming (1,973).

Cabell County reported 227 active cases Wednesday, while Wayne County reported 91.

In Kentucky, 710 new coronavirus cases and 10 more virus-related deaths were reported Wednesday as the governor continued to stress the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 1.8 million Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of vaccine. As more people get vaccinated, it will “be safer” to lift more virus-related restrictions, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

“Because so many Kentuckians have rolled up their sleeves for these vaccines, these shots of hope, we’ve been able to increase capacity in most businesses to 60% and return child-care classrooms to their traditional sizes,” the governor said in a news release. “We’ve been able to shorten and simplify ‘Healthy at Work’ minimum requirements. We’ve been able to lift the mask mandate for smaller, outdoor events. That’s all because of you.”

Once 2.5 million Kentuckians receive at least their first COVID-19 shot, Beshear has pledged to lift capacity and physical distancing restrictions for nearly all businesses, venues and events catering to 1,000 or fewer patrons. He has indicated he will consider relaxing more restrictions before the vaccination target is reached.

The state said Wednesday that 420 virus patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 111 in intensive care units. The statewide rate of positive cases was 3.57%.

More than 1,400 new cases were reported in Ohio, for a total of 1,078,734, with 19,337 deaths.

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